I am the messenger

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 357 pages
124 Reviews
Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first Ace arrives. That’s when Ed becomes the messenger. . . .

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?

Winner of the 2003 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award in Australia, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.


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I love the style of the writing that Zusak has. - LibraryThing
The ending was a disappointment. - LibraryThing
The story telling is brilliant. - LibraryThing
The only thing I didn't like was the ending.. - LibraryThing
The plot-line is brilliant! - LibraryThing
Zusak's writing is beautiful and lyrical. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - darcy36 - LibraryThing

I really liked it. It wasn't on the same level as The Book Thief, but was an interesting story. I would have given it a higher rating if the conclusion had been on the same par as the rest of the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - aliterarylion - LibraryThing

This book was not what I was expecting and I was pleasantly surprised. I already admired Zusak's work through The Book Thief, but I Am the Messenger has a different feel to it. There isn't much to say ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
60
Section 2
73
Section 3
111
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About the author (2002)

Markus Zusak is the author of Fighting Ruben Wolfe and Getting the Girl. He lives in Sydney, Australia, where he writes, occasionally works in a real job, and plays for a losing soccer team.


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